David’s career as a cartoonist, writer and editor spans over 35 years, when at the age of 23 he started working as British animator, Bob Godfrey’s ‘ghost artist’ drawing *Henry’s Cat* comic strips. The following year, he went freelance and become the country’s first Government sponsored cartoonist thanks to the Enterprise Allowance Scheme.
He created his most popular character, *Psycho Gran* in 1987 for the much-loved kids comic, Oink. He’s worked for *Whizzer & Chips*, *Gas*, *Brain Damage*, *UT*, *Casper, Action Man*, and *LEGO Adventures*. His work in the cult British 1990 comic, *Toxic!* (where he co-created *The Driver,* and created *The Dinner Ladies From Hell)* led to him writing and drawing: *The Toxic Crusaders* (issue #8) for Marvel US. During his career he has written and edited newspaper comic strips of *Ren & Stimpy, Spider-Man and Wallace* and *Gromit* for a variety of newspapers including: *The Sun, The News of the World, The Sunday Times,* *The Saturday Telegraph* and has also written for *Private Eye*.
David is currently the Senior Creative Editor at Titan Comics, where he edits the *Blade Runner* range of titles: *(2019, 2029, 2039,* and *Origins)*, *Rivers of London* and *Conan.* He’s also edited *The* *Phantom of the Opera* and *Man Who Fell to Earth* graphic novels, V.E. Schwab’s *Shades of Magic*, and *ExtraOrdinary,* and Lavie Tidhar’s *Adler*. His previous editorial and writing credits include: *The Prisoner* (which he plotted), *Dan Dare, Fighting American, Anno-Dracula, The Blacklist, Captain Kronos, Hammer’s The Mummy*, and *Adventure Time.* He also edits Titan Comics’ vintage range of comic book titles including *Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician*, *Elric* and *Peanuts*. *Psycho Gran*currently appears IN David Lloyd’s digital comic *Aces Weekly* and her own comics, published by Dead Universe Comics. The first three issues of David’s autobiographical comic – *David Leach Conquers the Universe* are also published by Dead Universe Comics.
Outside of comics, in 2014 David won Channel Four’s *Come Dine With Me*.